Bauchi Assembly Passes Into Law, Security Trust Fund To Fight Insecurity

Bauchi state house of assembly has passed a bill to establish the state security trust fund into law.
The passage of the bill follows the submission of the report of the house committee on finance and economic development on the bill, while the committee during its presentation at a plenary observes that the security trust fund will address challenges confronting security agencies in the areas of logistics, mobility, communication, kits among others.

The committee also recommends presentation of quarterly reports to the house and establishment of a whistleblowing unit within the board for transparency and accountability, adding that 0.1per cent each from the state statutory allocation and salaries of political appointees,  including donation net of corporate organizations, financial institutions, and contractors must be transferred into the purse of the security trust fund.

But lawmakers in a counter debate argue that there is no need to deduct the fund from their salaries since it will be removed from the state statutory allocation where their salaries are being paid.

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